First time I set my eyes on big something was at the Camp Barefoot festival in West Virginia in 2009. When sitting at my camp site a neighbor approuched me with a backpack full of flyers and posters of the band. It was his soul purpose to flood the festival with awareness of, at the time, a small band from North Carolina, and turn them into a staple of the festival circuit. Seven years later, you can see this band opening up for massive bands all across the country in club and at festivals.
Ive known these guys for years via photography out in the crowd. Communicating through social media and email. Last year, I had the pleasure of photographing some press photos for them in a alley just south of the 8×10 Club in Baltimore, MD before the doors opened for the show. It was quite the pleasure to see those photo spread all across the internet and on posters at what seemed like every event I would step foot into for the entire summer. Now, a year later, I was invited down to D.C to do the same thing.
Now, if you are from north of D.C, you know how hard it is to be on time to anything in the district. With light being the only thing that makes a photo great, I was fighting traffic to arrive in time to create some photos in day light. Needless to say, I didnt make it. But I still made some beautiful photos of the band just around the corner of the legendary 9:30 Club. (Those photos will surface soon enough via Big Something). After some dinner and a few Old Fashion’s pre show, i geared up for a packed house of photos. I couldn’t be more proud of these guys. From small residencies at The 8×10 to now headlining what may be the most dominant rock and roll venue in the world.
HAPPY NEW YEAR YA’LL !